Pale Gloom

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All songs by Pale Gloom. ©2014

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released May 1, 2016

andrew-drums
emily-vocals/keys
dave-bass
ari-guitar

bg vocals on ominous: anthony savino

Recorded and Mixed by Alex Prieto at Sonic Debris (West Babylon, NY). Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (New Windsor, NY).

Album art by Zoe-Ruth Erwin (www.zoeruthphotography.com).
Logo by Joseph Curry (www.flickr.com/photos/joe_curry/)

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Track Name: More Trick
With a string as thin as floss
You pulled the hind legs of the rocking chair.
It mothered us, but doubt set in.
Too soothing of a rhythm.

Now I'm bitterly aware...

With a question in my throat
Drowned out by a creaking drone.
You blamed the chair and hid your bones.
I saw them rattle up your sleeve.

Now I'm bitterly aware
It was more trick than magic.
Now i'm bitterly aware
It was more trick than magic.

A floating vision of youth
Drifting away.
As we moved forward than back
In the same spot we swayed.
Track Name: Close Enough
Open wide
Your crooked pearly whites.
Heaven hangs on your reply.

I believe
In a second life.
The kind where I can die beneath your tongue.

I can't get close enough to you.
I can't get close enough to you.

When I moved across the water
I called you every night.
I mistook my echo for you.
Every breath became a sigh.

I can't get close enough to you.
I can't get close enough to you.
I can't get...

Oh god,
The way it felt
To move inside you,
So impatient to hear you make a sound.

This bed of clouds is sinking,
I read your lips unblinking,
My ears ringing with doubt.
With doubt.
With doubt.

But you just look at me through your half-parted lip pity.
Track Name: Ominous
When I opened it up,
I didn't feel bad.
A wooden box
Bound and gagged,
Calling to my idle hands.

But, oh, they scream and they faint and they gasp.
They're mistaking the dark for something ominous.
They're mistaking the dark for something ominous.

Free at last,
It flung its head back
And the sigh it let out
Flew on ancient wings.
It covered the floodlights,
The audience couldn't see
And they cowered and clung to their miserable seats.

They always assume the worst
When the room goes black.
They're mistaking the dark for something ominous.
They're mistaking the dark for something ominous.

I let my eyes adjust.
I let my eyes adjust.
I let my eyes adjust,
Widening,
Welcoming
The endlessness.

The shadows cast upon us ask questions they fear,
So they draw the curtain before the stars start to appear.

It's only the night sky they're shielding their eyes from.
Track Name: Shadow
Our names are tied in delicate knots.
Strung up on Love's coarse tongue.
We're one word as far as He's concerned
And he's telling everyone.

But when it comes down to the two of us,
It's really more of you than us.

If you want I'll be your shadow,
You'll forget the one you had before.
I'll keep you busy even when you're dreaming,
We'll dance in the corner of your bedroom floor.

The motion feels strange at first:
Self-conscious and so rehearsed.
For better and the for worse-
Following.

You've got to move too fast for me to think,
You've got to let me slip out of my skin
Into something more comfortable.

If you want I'll be your shadow,
You'll forget the one you had before.
I'll keep you busy even when you're dreaming,
We'll dance in the corner of your bedroom floor.

Aren't we happy now with you in the lead?
With me at your back
Kissing your neck
Breath through a nylon sheet?

Be careful where you stand,
I can grow taller than you planned.
Keep me small,
Keep me close,
Keep me,
Keep me small,
Keep me close,
Keep me.
Track Name: Carrion
Curled up on the concrete,
Licking my wounds a little too slowly.
My salted mouth is an animal.

Raw skin blinds the hunter,
Draws in coriaceous vultures.
Welcome friends.
Welcome friends.

I've been good for so long,
Pushing my plate away.
Untouched carrion-
What a waste,
What a waste,
What a waste.

Dig in to my thick skin,
Tune out to the sound of feeding.
I take my fill then I'm ready to share.

Bate and prey are amorous,
Fed empty words and deeds.
I'm sated being ravenous-
A different dying breed.

I've been good for so long,
Pushing my plate away.
Untouched carrion-
What a waste,
What a waste,
What a waste.

Nature's cruelest
When it's subtle.
Manners first and I'll come after.
Make me useful,
Well adjusted,
Manners first and I'll come after.
I'll come after.

A sweet procession of decay.
A sweet procession of decay.
A sweet procession of decay.
Track Name: Good Dreamer
Hold on to that Paper Moon
As it burns from full to crescent.
Craters blooming red to grey.

Hold the smoke inside your throat,
Let it take back your fear.
Craters blooming grey to black.

A loping cigarette,
A magic penny in his fingers.
You catch a glimmer than forget
The arson to your scene.

You knew it wasn't real,
But you kept on like a good dreamer.
Real, but you kept on like a good dreamer.
Good dreamer.
Good dreamer.

Going round from town to town
With that picture in your pocket.
You keep your pose:
An upturned nose to anything sincere.

Your dotted sight from flashing lights
Makes it hard to see-
Your heavenly body is sand at your feet.


You knew it wasn't real,
But you kept on like a good dreamer.
Real, but you kept on like a good dreamer.
Good dreamer.
Good dreamer.

Cardboard sea is nipping at your heels.
Guess you're not as high above them as it seemed.
When will you wake up?
Track Name: Charmer
I let you charm me,
Unhinge and disarm me.
Even on my own two legs
I slither like a snake.

But there's only so much you can take.
There's only so much you can take.

You can bend me
'Til I'm broken.
Got me wrapped around your finger,
But I'm cutting off the blood.
I'm cutting off the blood.

Your face is changing.
Your color's fading
As I cling to you,
As I cling to you.

But there's only so much you can take.
There's only so much you can take.

You can bend me
'Til I'm broken.
Got me wrapped around your finger,
But I'm cutting off the blood.
I'm cutting off the blood.

And I won't let go,
Cause I can't let go
And it hurts me so to see you struggling.

And I won't let go,
Cause I can't let go
And it hurts me so to see you struggling.